You’ve probably heard about Alt-J by now but I’m on a bender of their upcoming LP An Awesome Wav, even though I’ve been listening to it in MP3. Corny jokes aside, these British dudes can craft some smoothly eerie tunes that bend toward an atmospheric Radiohead with epic fusions of R&B rhythm and billowing balladry. Lead singer Joe Newman has an annunciation that reminds me of a schizophrenic Sean Hayes (listen here, then decide) that is smooth yet unpredictable. Their debut LP is very solid and I can’t wait to share more with you ASAP. Until then, check out this video for “Tesselate” that’s an urban twist on Raphael’s “School of Athens” masterpiece.